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. there are ways to make the elected officials accountable here and now. then we're talking about redistricting commissions, which i think should be independent. open primaries i think are crucial. we should have biannul budgets. the idea of no budget no pay. the list goes on. i can name some others too. >> before we go on to the rest of the panelists i already messed up my duties. we're going to put on the screen now the first poll question of the afternoon that we're going to put to our television and our online audience. the question is, is the congress envisioned by our founders still able to meet the changing needs of our country? the key word is able to meet the changing needs of our country. i think we get a strong vote no. but we ask for those watching at home to vote and see if congress is able to immediate those -- meet those needs. we're being live streamed on the policy center website. or you can tweet us husing the hashtag engage u.s.a. later in the program i will read your twitter comments. first i want to get back to our panel. i want to go to senator daschle. senator snow laid o
? resolution -- it only needs 51 votes. as of this morning, there were four power up or be election in 2014 in that mr. romney one in 2014. -- wion in 2014. they have not yet said whether or not they would vote for that budget. it might be a nailbiter. >> the house passed its budget blueprint. what is the next that in both chambers? >> each chamber will pass a budget. harry reid was added as conference. there'll be effort to try to reach a budget resolution. said something like, what is a point of trying? we are so far apart. the two proposals are vastly different. , in theif anything absence of a presidential budget on capitol hill that the senate democrats and house republicans will use this opportunity to lay out their long-term vision for what the budget should look la ike. hunter with bloomberg news. thank you for the insight. you can watch the senate under way right now in session on our companion network, c-span 2. >> monday night on "first dies ofrachel jackson an apparent heart attack before andrew jackson takes office. his niece comes the white house hostess, but is later dismisse
media to make your elected officials accountable. there is no reason they ought to be taking recesses when they are facing a sequester frankly. the debt ceiling back in 2011. half our time in the senate between january and june, half of our time was not spent on legislative business. in fact in 2011 alone, it was one of the fewest number of days we've been in session since 1992 and here it was coinciding with one of the event that created the highest level of policy uncertainty of any event over the last 20 years, surpassing the wars, surpassing the financial crieses, september 11th. just to name some major events. and that debt ceiling debacle did more to disrupt the public's confidence in the integrity of the political process in washington. so you have to make your elected officials accountable. have you social immediate yafment you can build an online community snainsly and you get a message multiplire. by doing that you can find out where your law makers are. are they in session five days a week? they should be working. these are things you can be doing now. these are simple solu
. >> well-done. good job. >> coming up on c-span2, a look at egypt's parliamentary elections next month. that is followed by comcast ceo brian roberts on the future of cable and where technology is headed. then a look at the 10th anniversary of the iraq war with a discussion of how it has changed the middle east. and with congress on its spring recess this week we'll take the opportunity to show you booktv in prime time every week night. tonight, three books on u.s. innovation. it begins at 8:30 eastern. >> let's got straight to a personal topic. it has been, you've been on the commission since 2006. the chairman has been on i believe since 2009. his term is up. yours will be up next year. should we expect to see some turnover at the commission? >> you always expect to see turnover at the commission because we all have staggered terms. >> right. >> the past six years flown by very quickly and, we shall see. stay tuned. i get asked this question every couple of years. and when you've been there almost seven years you get asked at inflection points about this. i openly thinking about it b
. >> my question is around security and the impacts it have on future elections. we talked about that delta being a contested territory. considering the violence that we saw there and in the region in general, but kind of impact could that have swaying the different candidates and parties in the future and may be the overall impact of security in general on the country and changing voter patterns? >> ok. >> after the courts gave time to postpone the elections, has there been any reflection by morsi or the brotherhood on how to approach elections and what changes do you foresee? >> ok. andn, brotherhood questions internal thinking of the situation. yes, sir. >> very quickly, we are coming to a very serious economic cliff. what do you think the u.s. should be doing with regards to the imf agreement? is the u.s. pushing the imf do have one or not to have one? should the imf just give the money to egypt? what needs to be done? >> last one and then closing comments. ini'm working with a program cairo. i'm here for a visit. my question stems a little bit of everything people have been
a technocratic government. we want elections. they're not being supported. so long as they focus on the plo, the reconciliation is going nowhere. on the israeli side, i'm worried about the decision making loop. you're losing a few people who are known for restraint on this issue, the defense minister, two agents part of the octet. they are gone. now you have a more dovish agent on iran, more hawkish on the palestinian issue, though he is not ideological. if you could convince him that there will be palestinian reciprocity, and they say things like to go states for two people, you'll see that he and his team will also adjust, but without reciprocity, they are not going to. you also have the head of the housing ministry, he used -- we used to have an orthodox person, or the ultraorthodox issue was the main issue. the head of the finance committee of the knesset -- it is a different consolation there that could make this more of an issue. this idea of a freeze beyond the barrier -- there are some people interested -- on the palestinian side, we will not justify the barrier. the college on the
minister netanyahu, his party did not farewell in the last elections. both men seem to be tied up with a lot of doe mostic affairs. what is the sense with president obama coming over there and he ran the central issue for common israelis these days. >> well, the bond between the united states and israel is still very strong even if the personal chemistry between netanyahu and president obama is not strong and it has been widely reported they don't have a very good working relationship. one of the main reasons for coming not just to israel, but jordan and the west bank right now. that was for the united states to shore up friends. the united states still as a friend of israel. if you look back at the larger regional issues, the chaos around us. the united states is worried about its friends and that israel is surrounded by an increasingly hostile region and egypt is no longer a reliable ally and jordan could face their own internal threats and syria on the border is in a state of chaos and mayhem and iran is also working on its nuclear program and the united states wants to come gi
game. >> and i won and he didn't. and the bottom line is -- >> you won in the elections -- >> i won in the elections, i had to win in 2009. christie and bob mcdonald in blue states. like new jersey, purple states like virginia. we laid down the ground game. national, 50-state strategy, we didn't have to go through the hoopla of press conferences, we just went out and did the heavy work of rebuilding the party. coming off of massive losses in 2006 and 2008. so raince is just being silly. i understand that, he wasn't complaining about debt and concern about debt when i was writing checks to wisconsin when he was chairman and wanted to win the state legislature, which they did. win the governorship, which they did. we focused both at the federal and the state level. and at the end of the day, the members were all on board about going into debt to win. now the rnc had a surplus, they had money in the bank at the end of the 2012 cycle. but they had nothing to show for it you lose eight house seats, you don't win the white house, when you should, that to me is more than enough evidence of
in the general election, however, tonight right here on this program, i am making a personal plea to ashley judd. i am urging you for the sake of the democratic party, for the sake of the country, ignore the former flphilandering president, throw your hat in the race. if you do, i'll show more ads like this one. >> you know what this country needs, an independent voice for obama. >> i am committed to president obama and vice-president biden. i think he's a brilliant man. he is now able to flower more as the president i knew he could be. >> someone who will never forget where she came from. >> and tennessee is home. >> kentucky. >> is home. >> someone who knows what's good for us. >> a lot-- >> her own grandmother says she's a hollywood liberal. isn't that what we need? ashley judd, an obama following, hollywood liberal from tennessee, kentucky. >> tennessee is home. >> and run, ashley, run, and the soon to be great senator from tennessee. fox news contributor. >> did you say former. >> tamara holder and jedidiah. >> i'm in charge. >> obviously not-- >> i'm in charge here. >> do i have to join yo
, the economy is waiting to be unlocked. enthey went on to say that's why we desperately need to you elect at least 17 democrats. 17 democrats in the house would give them the majority come 2014. >> yeah. look, it is a very, very ambitious goal. i believe the last time that the president has won that number of house seats in a six-year election, a mid, six year midterm was 1822. he has got his work cut out for him. i would suggest joe biden remember, house republicans were elected to do a job too. and they're doing, for their constituents exactly what they said they would do in the last election. so it is not as if republicans would bend to the president's will simply because he won an election. bill: that point is that the focus is on the debt. which one might argue would not be there unless you had house republicans pushing for that or at least holding the line. one final point, you say biden has given the game up here. what does that mean? >> yeah, look, i just think if there were a real charm offensive, if they actually wanted to find a deal, what would you not see is the vice presiden
direction the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. there is a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign in the senate races in the success of the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: we are taking your calls with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. our farmland or open democrats (202)585-3880 and republicans (202)585-3881. grover norquist known as an expert on some of these budget issues. you bring up the senate budget that we saw from budget chairwoman patty murray last week. talk about that and how you think it compares to paul ryan's budget? >> there are two major differences and they certainly going different directions. paul ryan's budget balances in 10 years and is not raise taxes and patty murray's budget never balances and raises taxes $1.5 trillion over the next decade. what the democrats and patty murray are saying in addition to the 600 million-dollar tax increase that obama won in january and they trillion dollars of obamacare tax increases that most americans are unaware of and they don't know
have no say in electing the officials in new york. >> including dick durbin. >> in illinois i have responsibility for that. >> you are taxed in the state you live in. >> for this reason, if you think bit this way, tax in the state where the business exists at the rate that is in that state, and there competition right? >> why are we talking about the taxes, the issue is about government spending. they are creating a whole side show -- >> you remind me. i have to remind tony. we have to give money to illinois, to new york, to california, to new jersey, are you out of your mind? i have to get out of here. cut spending and don't raise taxes. now all of you stick around we have more work for you. a weak earnings report from oracle, a strong ipo and the government moves to avoid a shut down. those are top headlines coming up next. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one
to get maryland to vote for john quincy adams the 1820 four election. >> how about the second question, how involved was she in the politics of the time? >> it has always been murky. there is no clear why between social politicking and the process leading to x number of votes being cast. one of the great skills begin with dolly madison, who understood that more could be achieved out of the committee room, off the floor of the house, in a social setting. louisa catherine is politically and attuned figure. i don't think you would find her dictating a platform. john quincy was 100 years ahead of his time. famously, in his first message to congress, -- remember this is a man whose legitimacy had been questioned. and yet, he introduced this breathtaking program that anticipates the new deal by 100 years. saying the federal government should we in the rowboat and business. there should be a national university and washington. he proposed a national astronomical observatory. a white house of the sky. for this, he was ridiculed by the jeffersonian small government crowd. it did nothing to enh
if you would criticize the president, as it would pre-election. >> jon: and more from the sequester fear playbook. >> senate leader harry reid sinks to a new low trying it tie the deaths of the u.s. marines to the sequester cuts. and a new study tells how the political press failed in their mission leading to the election. details next on news watch. tudy by the pew research study for excellence in journalism examines a personal portrayal of candidates in 50 major news outlets over a ten week period. they found 72% of the coverage has been negative for barack obama and 71% has been negative for mitt romney. back in 2008, 57% of media coverage was negative for john mccain and 31% for barack obama. but the real story is where those narratives come from, the study shows, jim, that political journalists are not really investigating, but sort of following the narrative laid out by the campaign. surprised? >> not really. there's a limit to what a reporter watching a candidate through six stops a day. do you want them to step back and say-- maybe you do, but their job and people watch and the n
in his state by state elections for the 2012 election. just imagine what numbers guru nate silver can do for your march madness bracket. >>> the world lead -- 70,000 people have already been killed in syria's two-year-long civil war but now reports that forces have started using the kind of artillery that could kill that number of people in a matter of days. i'm referring to chemical weapons. as of now the reports are unconfirmed. if true, it is unclear who fired them. each side blames the other. i'll bring in nick walsh standing by in beirut, lebanon. the rebels say the government killed 25 people with a chemical weapon. help us out here. who is telling the truth? >> reporter: it still isn't really clear, jake. we don't have confirmation chemical weapons were used but there are two separate incidents. one in a city in the north, aleppo, in which the regime says it was hit by a chemical weapon fired by rebels and the russian government backing that up one activist saying this seems to have landed between rebel and regime lines and may have hit civilians in the regime area and regime troo
with the american people and that will get you elected, but not this type of attitude now where the president gives with one hand and takes away with the other. the american people are smart. they're looking for results and not looking for finger pointing. election of 2012 is over. >> megyn: what happened was the president and the republicans had this war over first it was the fiscal cliff and the president kind of won that one and then it was the sequester and the president didn't really win that one and then his poll numbers started to drop precipitously and then came the charm offensive. >> well, we're only, you know, like a week after the charm offensive took place, so, what is motivating joe biden to be so off-message regarding the number one in charge. >> it was a democratic national committee campaign event which obviously is a partisan committee, but he to get republican election-- >> and there are cameras. >> i understand that, but he appeals to people in order he needs to get the house back and i'm very certain if paul ryan, john boehner, or mitch mcconnell went to rnc-- >> are they on th
a runnoff election we're told next month. if he pulls through on the republican side and this is interesting, he would then face his democratic challenger, elizabeth colbert bush. she is the sister of political sat at that rift, stephen coal barrett. that would be an interesting race. it would take over the seat left vacant by tim scott, who was appointed to the u.s. senate. watch that south carolina race. >>> all right. back to the drawing board now in the cyprus after lawmakers reject a wildly unpopular plan to raid people's personal bank accounts. you can imagine why that didn't go over too well as part of their effort to secure a bailout from the eurozone and the imf without their help the tiny island's bank sector would most certainly collapse. that could potentially threaten other national economies. these things are often domino effects as you know. greg palkot is live in london. what is the latest on this deal, greg. >> reporter: you're right, martha. people are scrambling blink to prevent another way for cyprus to go bankrupt and dragging rest of europe down with it. in the cypriot
what our elected representatives in the house and senate seem incapable of accomplishing. he's introduced legislation to address the epidemic of gun violence. governor, avid gun owner himself, today signed into new laws limiting ammunition clips to 15 rounds and requiring gun owners to pay for universal background checks. tragically he had to wait to sign the bill until after a press con frenz after the head of the department of corrections was shot and killed on his door shep. still shaken, the governor spoke about the need to limit high capacity magazines. >> it's that simple, these high-capacity magazines have potential to turn killers into killing machines. in certain circumstances, someone bent on destruction, even if they're slow just for a number of seconds, if that allows others to escape. >> julian epstein is a former counsel to the house judiciary committee and david is a nationally syndicated columnist and best-selling author who also lives in colorado. david, a mother whose daughter was killed in the aurora movie theater said the governor had, and i'm quoting her,
them to be free and freely elect and we're not happy-- >> and so we're going to give them-- >> we're not happy with the palestinian's decision to elect hamas, but we want those people to have freedom and them to decide. >> we're giving terrorists money. colonel west, why would we give terrorists money? >> well, i don't think we should be giving terrorists money. i think that that is going back to a chamberlain type of foreign policy appeasement. and originally whsecretary of state kerry went to egypt, wanted to meet with him and he refused to and it was not covered, you had protests in the united states of america, in egypt for supporting terrorists and the same in the west bank, leslie referred to, they're defacing pictures of president obama, throwing shoes at it and believe that the supposed to be quote, unquote insinuated in cairo have been turned back again. and when you talk about a two-state solution, you have to have a willing peace partner on the other side and not just that there's not really a two-state. you're talking potentially three-state solution because hamas and
, now in egypt and tunisia and libya. in syria we see the election in the government of a former hamas linked so obviously once again, we see the evidence that was entered in the largest terrorist holy land trial where 300 groups were named as muslim brotherhood groups and we know obama's department of justice has execute ltd those prosecutions. >> sean: we have a great esteemed group here tonight. really, bright smart people. i asked the question. i asked the question is the number one problem we face is rise of radical islamists. this is the single greatest threat this world faces. every time i debated you you are a nice man but you said the muslim brotherhood will not come to power. i was right and you were wrong. i want to see if you see it on bigger scale? >> because the arab spring, it came from a youth movement. they were frustrated with what was going on and they want to turned things around. when morsi came add and basically taking it over. that was very dramatic. >> sean: they were raping and women in tahrir square. polls show that egyptians, 75% of them, wanted sharia law. t
of california and jim antle. coming up the presidential election and tragedy of newtown the two biggest domestic policy priorities for president and democrats on capitol hill are overhauling the country's immigration laws and strengthening its gun laws. in the twin tales of how these priorities have fared in the first few months of the 113th congress reveal a lot about the political pressures republicans are and are not facing right now. on tuesday senate majority leader harry reid announced he would not include a measure sponsored by senator feinstein to ban assault weapons. instead he said it would be considered as an amendment. >> i want people to have the ability to vote on assault weapons, mental health, safety in schools, federal trafficking, clips, everything. but i cannot do that until i get a bill on the floor. right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i have to get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues that i talked about. >> it's prompt this headline on wednesday from ""the onion"." the tim
for congress to wake up to our responsibility as elected officials and as stewards of this planet. the alarm has been sounded by the scientific community which overwhelmingly, overwhelmingly warns about the effects of our carbon dioxide emissions on our atmosphere and oceans. our defense and intelligence communities warn of the threats posed by climate change to national security and international stability. economists recognize the distortion of energy markets that overlook the true cost of carbon pollution, and government accountants now list climate change as a threat to our fiscal stability. now, today, as we enter the passover and easter season and as catholics the world over celebrate the selection of a new pope, we turn to voices of faith. they, too, call upon us. they call upon us to heed the moral imperatives of protecting creation and seeking justice for all people. they call upon us to reflect on our faith, on our relationship to our world and each other and on our responsibility to future generations. and they call upon us as president obama reminded us in his inaugural address t
. >> sean: a political point. no, but he's doing things-- >> pursuing an election, and it's very worrisome and hurting americans. >> sean: 2014? >> 2014, hey, folks, that's what -- i don't care what he does when you're looking at him now when the poll ratings are going down. that's his objective. he gambled that he could change the muslim world and the fact is, we have tolerated -- i remember when the members of this administration, members of congress saying the muslim brotherhood they're not bad. they are poison and we're seeing that in egypt and it's a-- you know, you have to make a tough stand. >> sean: liz, you know, when he you say that the israelis are the descendents of pigs and apes, 9/11 truther, this is not hard to figure out and predict. the media got it wrong, the president got it wrong and a few of us here got it right. you being one of them, i was one of them. i don't know where you were. >> it's worse than what pat is saying. i don't think that this president is watching the united states decline for political gain. i think he doesn't mind if the united states declines. i t
hurt from the elections. and one of the criticisms leveled at him was he mismanaged the relationship with the united states. and here was the president all smiles and friendship and patting each other on the back. that was very good for mr. netanyahu. he relished it and he took advantage of it. but this was the first cause. the second cost somewhat less tasty for the prime minister. >> rose: what is less tasty for him? >> he himself endorsed or reendorsed the idea of two state solution for a palestinian state. but his concept of a state or his concept of a settlement is more modest than that of president obama. and when secretary of state kerry returns to the region in a short while to pursue the work, these differences will surface. they were not-- they came out unilaterally by the president in the speech but they will come up fully when secretary kerry returns to the region. >> rose: but how did barack obama come to the presidency with what attitudes did israel, what commitments, what sense of significance for him? >> i think you have two book ends to this story. the cairo speech o
issues. people are hoping to use these issues to beat the other party in the next election. let's get through that, and start fixes problems and i hope we get a down payment on this problem next year. bill: jonah goldberg, fox news contributor. good morning, jonah. is he on track for the right calendar, to get that done this year? >> to get the budget done? or get the budget in balance? i mean, at least he, at least paul ryan has got a budget. barack obama hasn't released one yet but, i don't know what the schedule will look like on the budget going forward it is still, it is controlled chaos right now. bill: what i see on the calendar is maybe late summer, if you want to get a deal together. i think that is what he was refering to on sunday. but you also have paul ryan saying that the debt is not an immediate crisis. and that was pretty much a headline that came out of one of his interviews. i will talk about john boehner in a moment here. how did you remark on the way ryan categorized that? >> look, i think he is basically right. technically we're not in a debt crisis. we don't have
elected president obama but washington's traditional relations with israel to the test when he sought to mend ties with the islamic world. >> i have come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world. >> but obama failed to meet expectations in the islamic world, and many criticized what they called half-hearted efforts to achieve peace between israel and palestinians. in the wake of the arab spring, tensions are simmering all over the middle east. for the americans, the israeli- palestinian conflict is just one of many. >> president obama is now in his second term, and this is his first official visit to israel, so what took him so long? in middle east analyst at the brookings institute in washington d.c. joneses. >> in his first term, he felt a tremendous amount of pressure from both washington -- folks in washington -- and in israel to make a visit to israel. the israelis felt kind of sidelined by the cairo speech which he opened his first term with, and they did not necessarily like the tone of that speech. they were waiting for some
the election and style of pope francis, franciscan monks may be the most pleased of all. they see the new pope extolling the same priorities as their founder did, seeing god in all creation, ministering to the poor and being open to dialogue with people of other religions. we spoke last weekend with father larry dunham at washington's franciscan monastery of the holy land in america. >> this is our first sunday to gather as a catholic community to pray for our new pope, pope francis. the name he chose after st. francis of assisi certainly gladdens the hearts of all franciscans. one reason why everyone takes francis to their heart is because he is not perceived specifically as a catholic saint, he's not perceived as specifically belonging to christian people but he seems to be someone that appeals to all men and women regardless of their religious background or lack thereof. francis considers himself to be a brother to everyone. he found god's life not only in every man or women but in all creation so every living thing. and so he could preach to the birds and he could preach to the forest. he
the best leader and, of course, legend in the tv world. much, much more. he helped elect three presidents. and roger, you are the best. buy the book to get a look behind the scenes at who he is. >> bob: that was moving commentary. >> andrea: thank you. i feel passionate about the topic. as you can see. >> dana: i'm switching topics. good news, bad news. yoga abouts there could be a shortage of black yoga pants. lululemon, out of vancouver, british columbia has a problem. shipment came in and everybody buys the yoga pants but they're too sheer. they only discovered this because people in yoga class realized they were revealing more than they were planning on. so if you want to find up for yoga classes around here, you might -- >> bob: i'll sign up tomorrow. >> dana: there could be a shortal of black yoga pants. freddie there are people in second and third worlds who do yoga. >> dana: in black lululemon yoga pants? >> greg: yes! >> bob: i have been saying this for a long time. the biggest threat to the united states ever will be the chinese. they have now involved in cyber hacking in our co
. >> they are tied to him, you know when you are running in a midterm elect like senators wwll be next year, the one that voted against the democratic budget in senate, they know, where the american people are on this and they are looking at the president as the leader of their party, they don't want to sticking to them, that is important to batch. and his -- watch, his numbers on theic toke not have anything do with how the economy is doing, but his own credibility, and believe builty and come/10. you know -- competence. neil: all right i'll put you down as a maybe on barack obama. >> your view is what? both parties, hard to be saying this. because we just go the through this elect, neither side wants to hazard doing something that makes it look stupid, right? >> absolutely, it will make it really difficult for either party to be doing anything that can be viewed as a loss for midterm that is why folks in senate who running for reelection did not vet for the budget, this is about posterring for that moment in time, we'll not see any grand bargains, because neither side will be willing to go first.
community, particularly during this last election, who saw benjamin netanyahu cozying up to mitt romney, who were very skeptical about the president and israel. i think this trip as john king was saying earlier makes it very clear particularly when the president on the question of iran said all options are on the table, period, the president made it very clear as he said in his speech today, you are not alone. so i think domestically, politically, this trip is only good for the president. it makes him be seen as a leader. next to benjamin netanyahu these two men need each other in many ways right now and i think that is why you see this relationship blossoming. >> richard haas do you think anything is going to come of this? will there be a peace process any time soon? >> again, the situation is decidedly unripe given the divisions of the palestinians, the israeli government is not a government that was elected to make peace. this was a government that was elected to deal with the special privileges of the orthodox within israeli society. you got the turbulence in egypt. you will have turbule
's not a problem if you're a governor who has got to think about election in a few years. >> no. it will help him an awful lot. but i tell you what, if you are a state rep up from where i'm from. >> totally different. >> somebody says, hey, you want to support president obama's obama care provision on medicaid? ask charlie crist. the correct answer is, no, i did not. yeah, ask charlie crist. >> we don't have time for michele bachmann? >> no, we don't. maybe later. >> dr. brzezinski is coming up. >> dr. zbigniew brzezinski will be here and reince priebus and senator chris coons and jean chatzky. >> they are both good guys. >> steele said he beat him in a cage match. >> really? >> as if anybody was wondering. >> can "morning joe" host that? >> i would like to. like they are doing over on "headline news." what is happening there? i have no idea. somebody asked me about that. i don't even know what is going on, but apparently there is some sex trial going on. do you guys know? who is the name? >> i don't know. >> arias. what is the name? >> if barnicle doesn't know it, nobody does. >> jodi arias. >>
note here that the election of the prime minister for the coalition is a step forward. we look forward to working with him in the weeks ahead. we look forward to working with the congress as we seek to support the needs of the syrian people in their struggle to create a free, stable, and democratic syria. thank you. >> good morning chairman royce, ranking members, and members of this committee. this you for hosting hearing today. i am pleased to be able to appear before the committee with my colleagues. our offices work closely together to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the violence in syria. the two-year anniversary coincides with another dark milestone. over one million refugees have fled syria. half of that number arrived in the last two months. i would like to share with you the approach taken to address the crisis and how it complements and reinforces what usaid does. refugeebe how the crisis is affecting the neighboring countries. i will not go into the details here. i invite questions from you on a very different set of situations we have seen in jordan, lebanon,
netanyahu has just been re-elected. so there were a series of miscalculations. but i think that what i would like to remind people of is that there is a tendency in the arab world, and possibly around the world to always say, america is just wrong it's america's fault. america didn't deliver. i think to some extent there is absolutely truth to that. but i think that it's also important for people in the region, for people like me, for people in the arab world, to come to grips with their own responsibility about what they can do. obviously it's very difficult for the palestinians to feel like they have the upper hand because they're certainly in a very difficult position, and they're not the strongest party at the negotiating tableful but it doesn't help the issues to just blame everything on the united states, and that is something that is ingrained a lot of people's thinking. >> host: what fascinated me, it's just a jumping off point, this private disagreement between the president and hillary clinton on how to approach the conflict. to ask you, were there lots of disagreements you could t
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the money that have raised for re-election. was a second allegation that he threw a party to celebrate an anniversary of his in terms of his service and the house that corresponded to the date of his daughter's graduation. funds for use of personal reasons? andrews has reimbursed his campaign committee and made the typical statement that he is cooperating completely and he said this would exonerate him. look at this would say if i can take money out of that account but i'm not supposed to use, making restitution shows some ways -- some remorse but if you stole $30,000 from your company's pension fund, chances are, you would be in trouble. took a couple of trips many years.k to he was there back in the days of armarking where he earmarked money for a road in florida. these are pet project to help out companies and sometimes nonprofits and schools and infrastructure in their own districts. it was a little odd to see an alaska congressman helping a florida district. there was a developer there he had a relationship with a one of that road. representative of young, the charges don't revolv
't going to do well. it's elections. it's writing campaign ads because they can go back and say they voted this way on this, this and this. host: we're talking with ginger gibson, she's a congressional reporter with politico. she covered newt gingrich and mitt romney during the 2012 campaign. as worked with the star lenler covering governor chris christie and state politics and did some work with the news journal in delaware from may 2008 to november 2010. vered the gove more's office involving kristin o'donnell. go ahead. caller: i'm a recently retired government worker and looking at your title congress avoids government shutdown. for years government has run on continuing resolution which only allows the government to spend at the amount that it spent last year. the price of things are going up. if they can freeze the amount that the government can spend or the that the consumer can spend, why can they not control the amount that people are charged for? my question would be this also, congress controls the purse strings. all congressmen have staffs. if they got people that are supposed
. and this is when we had a much more successful election, the parliamentarian elections and so forth. there was an opportunity, i believe, at that stage to consolidate some gains and to move toward a sustainable political outcome. and we know that some of those efforts failed or weren't sufficient to consolidate those gains. and so the future of iraq is, obviously, very much in question beyond this point, but i think it's very important to understand that these conflicts evolve over time, and we're fighting enemies there who have a say in the future course of events, and we need to talk more about those enemies. what are they trying to achieve, what are their goals, what are their strategies? because then we could inform the public about what the stakes are. but instead we talk about only us, and we talk about only our number of troops and what we did and as if everything we did led to the outcome without any interaction with those against whom we're fighting. >> let's open the conversation now, and -- [laughter] i think what we'll do given the number of hands i see is we'll take two
demagogue in the last election last fall, they keep all those savings, and their budget wouldn't balance without them. now, our budget dramatically cuts the deficit, makes sure that we're -- our deficits are not growing faster than the economy, down to 2.4% at the end of the window. we stabilize the debt below where the c.b.o. projects today. we stabilize 70% of g.d.p., and, yes, we also will balance our budget in the same year that the republican budget from ast year balanced. if this were just a race to balance the budget first, vote for the republican study group proposal. four years. but if your priority is jobs and economic growth, as it should be as part of a measured and plansed approach to reducing the deficit, then you need to support the democratic report. i yield -- i yield back the plns of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: the gentleman from maryland is right, we do balance the budget. guilty. proud to be fwlt of that. we think balancing the budget is important. more to the point, in the revenues we're saying, we don't like the current
. in the new york times it announces that the main exile coalition elected a nationalized syrian-born american citizen to be the first prime minister of an interim syrian government, charged with funneling aid to rebels inside syria, offering an alternative to the government of bashar al-assad, who's been a bad person. we want to see him go. man, andng this other information technology executive who lives in texas, and it goes on to say he is of kurdish dissent and may have seen a plus since he has been criticized for not reaching out to syria more. some council members say he was the choice of syria's muslim brotherhood, a group that had been banned and persecuted under the assad regime and that played a powerful role. then it goes on to say that mr. hito advocated for muslim americans as a representative of the council on american-islamic relations. concerningghtly particularly since i have all these different families of all different denominations and faiths telling me of their concerns of what takes place with some of the people currently in syria. for aadquarters, the need new fbi headqu
will indicate that through elections and primaries and referendums. i think one of the lessons of roe versus wade is when the court goes too far it weakens our respect for judicial institutions and they would be far better off to decide the two cases on the narrow west possible grounds. >> chris: you wouldn't want to see a sweeping decision against. >> it would further undermine respect for the judiciary. >> chris: senator bayh how far would you want the court to go? >> the second question involves trying to read the mind of justice kennedy. my guess is he would be reluctant to strike down the laws of 41 states that prohibit same-sex marriage or only allow civil unions. i think he will seek some sort of middle ground. >> chris: and what would you like to see? >> i think the time has come for society to accept this union between two individuals. i think it is from a conservative point of view individuals supporting one another, supporting their families so that society at large does not have to is good for the rest of us. >> chris: would you like to see the court declare a big constitutional
, march 25, 2013. it is not an election year but political ads are already back. that is due to new york's mayor michael bloomberg. >> i think i have a responsibility and i think you and all of your viewers have responsibilities to try to make this country safer for our families and for each other. >>gretchen: mayor bloomberg now taking his latest crackdown to the rest of the country. we'll tell but that. >>steve: after a week of outrage, cbs apologizing for slapping our veterans in the face of one of their most popular shows. too little too late. we're going to report. you are going to decide on the not so amazing race. >>brian: one lucky trucker hits the $338 million powerball jackpot. the other big winner is uncle sam. wait till you hear how much the $338 million jackpot breaks down after they pay taxes. "fox & friends" starts now. >>steve: welcome back to the studio. look who's back after a long vacation. >>gretchen: i knew that rooster called this morning. >>brian: is that how you got up? >>gretchen: i didn't sleep that much. i'm on a three-hour time delay. but glad to be back. nice
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